OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS
Roberts Studio Theatre - Boston, MA
Oedipus at Palm Springs follows the dark adventure of two couples on a retreat to the desert resort town. While new parents Fran and Con try desperately to jump-start their sex life, May-December love bunnies Prin and Terri can't keep their hands off each other. What begins as a hilarious, boozey weekend takes a horrific turn after a secret is revealed. Two parts comedy with a shot of tragedy shaken over ice, Oedipus at Palm Springs is a brave examination of the messy guts of relationships.
Play by: The Five Lesbian Brothers
Directed by: Kate Caffrey
Set: Judy Staicer
Lights: Caleb Jon Magoon
Costumes: Nathalie J. Degenhardt
Sound: Bob Pascucci
Presented by: The Theater Offensive
Publisher: Samuel French
"Along the way to the inevitable dark twist is much lightness and enlightenment to revel in - not just a lot of zingy one-liners about commitment, gay life in America, parenthood, and growing older, but also a real sense of these four women as women, friends, and lovers.... It may be the saddest comedy you'll ever see."
-The Boston Globe
"The laughs are frequent, and the cast demonstrate flair and timing that emphasize the absurdities of life while allowing the poignancies to remain visible and vital. Jealousy, frustration, desire, and longing lace every scene, while the politics of gender simmer and boil over."
-EDGE Media Network